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MSNBC
Nov 1, 2012 5:30am EDT
>> president obama yesterday getting a first-hand look at the aftermath of hurricane sandy. and hearing the stories with his victims like that woman in new jersey. here's where we are at 5:30 a.m. eastern time this morning. the death toll as a result of sandy now stands at 72 according to the associated press. 5.6 million homes and business as long the eastern seaboard still without electricity. in new york city, half of manhattan is pourlewerless, the travel situation is getting into motion. limited subway station resumes in areas where the tunnels are not flooded. governor cuomo declared a transportation emergency which suspends fares on all mass transit. limited flights expected to resume at laguardia airport at 7:00 a.m. today. the situation remains dicey in other parts of the city. bellevue hospital, the city's top trauma center is now shut down. last night the hospital safely evacuated the remaining 300 patients after fuel pumps to backup generators failed. we followed two days of around the clockwork to keep that power running. at one point employees made a 14-floor human
MSNBC
Oct 30, 2012 5:00am EDT
look at the damage left by super storm sandy. at least 16 people have been killed, more than seven million have lost power. good morning. i'm chris jansing live in new york city. lower manhattan has taken a heavy blow from this storm. the financial district and ground zero were flooded. subway tunnels have also been inundated. the transit authority says this is the worst flooding in the subway's 108-year history. in the rockaways, a fire destroyed at least 50 homes. that's 5-0. in new jersey, atlantic city was largely submerged and cutting it off from the mainland. up and down the new jersey coast, communities are seeing significant flooding. downto downtown hoboken and jersey city seeing water in the streets. we talked to the mayor and she said perhaps 50% of that city is underwater. some shoreline residents in connecticut are stranded in their homes and the national guard has been called out to rescue them. the storm damaged property from stonington to greenwich. in delaware, the storm wiped out beaches in several communities and rehoboth beach and dewey beach, thousands of peopl
MSNBC
Oct 29, 2012 3:00pm EDT
normally busy tourist hub is more of a ghost town because sandy is in town. parts of lower manhattan brace for an 11-foot storm surge at high tide tonight. widespread flooding is on a concern on the streets and xwrur underground and prompted a complete shutdown of mass transit. bloomberg and chris christie is reiterating why it's like nothing we've seen before. >> this is a massive storm. >> when it comes in tonight, we can't come in and rescue you. it's going to be dark, electricity most likely will be out if it's not already. >> i'm krystal ball. it's not just mere in the tri-state area. capitol hill is shut down as washington weathers the storm. president obama is tracking developments from the white house where he spoke this afternoon. >> please listen to what your state and local officials are saying. when they tell you to evacuate, you need to evacuate. do not delay. don't pause. don't question the instructions that are being given, because this is a serious storm and it could potentially have fatal consequences. >> this storm is so massive, so unlike anything we've seen before
MSNBC
Nov 2, 2012 5:30am EDT
bloomberg, citing superstorm sandy, the independent mayor wrote an op-ed for bloomberg.com saying he'll vote for the president because of his record on climate change. mayor bloomberg wrote in part, the devastation brought to the area brought the stakes of tuesday's presidential election into sharp relief. one sees climate change as a threat to our planet. the other does not. i want risk management above electoral politics. but the endorsement wasn't what we call in the business ringing. bloomberg, a republican turned independent who didn't back a candidate in 2008, took a swipe at the president in that endorsement writing, if the 1994 or 2003 version of mitt romney were running for president, i may well have voted for him. like so many other independents, i found the past four years to be, in a word, disappointing. there's your endorsement. however, in the same op-ed the mayor slammed romney for walking away from his previously held positions on climate change, immigration, and health care. >>> in less than three hours from now, the labor department will release the final monthly jobs
MSNBC
Oct 31, 2012 9:00am EDT
after hurricane sandy's devastation we're seeing the very first signs of a return to what may be some normalcy as millions attempt to put the pieces back together. this hour new york city mayor michael bloomberg will ring the opening bell at the new york stock exchange which plans to be fully operational despite blackouts and flooding in lower manhattan. two of the area's major airports, jfk and newark in new jersey have opened with some limited service this morning. but new york's laguardia airport remains closed after major flooding. overall, nearly 19,000 flights canceled since sunday. the presidential campaign is resuming sort of. while the president will spend one more day off the trail focused on sandy re0 covery efforts, governor romney will be back on the trail full time today. he has a packed campaign schedule in florida. hurricane sandy has left at least 46 people dead. early estimates puts the cost of the storm at a staggering $50 billion in damage and lost business. crews are working over time to restore power to 17 affected states, believe it or not. still, there's over 6
MSNBC
Oct 31, 2012 2:00pm EDT
battlegrounds and likely voters here. what do we make of the new polls? >> hurricane sandy introduced a massive unknown in to the final days of the race and that's the first thing. we are not yet seeing that reflikted in the polling. having said that, it looks for the president's team like they're still holding on in ohio. the margins closed there as in other battleground states but that's an all-important state for both campaigns to win this election, mitt romney is almost going to have to win ohio if not he's going to have to run the table everywhere else. this is a good piece of news for the president out of ohio today. virginia and florida just too close to call. well inside that margin of error. could go either way. but for all the talk you have heard of mitt romney's momentum since the first debate in denver, that fateful first debate, it looks like from this poll the momentum has either stopped or slowed. that, of course, is not the message that the campaign has been putting out over the past couple of days. >> you talk about sandy. there's a big picture of the day will be govern
MSNBC
Oct 29, 2012 9:00pm EDT
presidential election. but this giant storm called sandy is not over yet. the storm making landfall just outside atlantic city, new jersey, at 8:00 p.m. eastern time tonight. forecasters calling sandy a post pos post-tropical cyclone which might sound better, but it isn't better. all it means is the storm has lost the characteristics of a tropical cyclone but still has hurricane-force winds. we want to go near where sandy made landfall. thank you for joining us. what can you tell us about the scene at the site of the landfall? >> reporter: things are a little calmer now than a couple hours ago as sandy came ashore just a few miles south of where we are. the winds have kicked up again, but the rain has stopped. the tide, which the high tide came in at 8:00 p.m. and almost breached these dunes over here, the tide has gone back out. but it's just an eerie scene looking -- >> that's chris live on the scene at atlantic city, which is near where the storm made landfall. we lost the shot. that happens a lot in circumstances like this. and we'll try to get wcau back tonight if we can. do we have
MSNBC
Oct 30, 2012 4:00am EDT
your doctor, and for a 30-day free trial, go to axiron.com. . >>> superstorm sandy has pounded huge portions of the northeast and mid-atlantic at this hour, we know at least 16 people have died. more than 7 million people have been plunged into the dark and local officials have been stunned by the damage and devastation. good tuesday morning. i'm chris jansing reporting live from new york and parts of new york city are underwater this morning. the images from lower manhattan shows cars half submerged. tunnels, subways and the financial district flooded. all of lower manhattan is in the dark. some of those outages caused by a con ed substation that exploded overnight. more than 1.5 million have lost power across new york city, long island and westchester. now we also want to show you these pictures from breezy point, queens, at least 50 homes have been destroyed by fire. further east at least seven homes on fire island have fallen into the ocean. atlantic city, new jersey, took the full force of sandy when it came ashore around 8:00 last night. people that defied an evacuation order
MSNBC
Nov 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
aftermath of sandy. an outcry forces the new york marathon's cancellation. millions remain without power, while many are without access to food and water. we've got a live update in minutes. >>> plus the gas crisis. people still waiting in lines for hours, so how long will it last? and is this any solution in sight? good morning, everyone. welcome to "weekends with alex witt." and welcome here to the kickoff of msnbc's live coverage from demosthenes plaza. we'll be right here in rockefeller center in new york city from now until election day and through the results night on tuesday. we're going to have more on that in just a moment. but first here's what's happening right now. it is a sprint to the finish, a huge weekend for both campaigns. president obama and mitt romney crisscrossing the country in a blur of nonstop events. we have two reports, nbc's peter alexander is in new hampshire today with mitt romney and nbc white house correspondent kristen welker is in house with president obama. we're going to start with the president, who is making four campaign stops in four different stat
MSNBC
Oct 30, 2012 9:00am EDT
around now for chuck. >>> sandy storms through the northeast causing massive flooding, knocking out power for nearly 8 million people, one of the worst storms ever to hit the region, leaving billions of dollars in damage in its path. meanwhile, president obama and governor romney canceled more campaign plans, essentially freezing the race in place with just seven days to go. could sandy reset the tone of the race in the final hours? or even delay the election? >>> and that broken construction crane, folks, it's still dangling, dangerously high above the streets of midtown manhattan. the latest on that and much more in minutes. we've got that live briefing from mayor michael bloomberg that comes up in this hour. good morning from washington. it's still one week until election day, believe it or not, tuesday, october 30th, 2012, this is the "daily rundown," i'm chuck todd. let's get right to what we know this hour. at least 18 people have been killed, early estimates, but the damage from sandy at somewhere between $10 billion and $20 billion, but that figure could rise as people assess in t
MSNBC
Oct 30, 2012 3:00pm EDT
the breaking news on sandy right now. >> like a bomb hit the town. there's nothing left. >> what were you thinking last night? >> i was actually thinking sooner or later, if the water didn't stop, our houses would be floating away. >> floods, fires, even several feet of snow. sandy has left her stamp on the east coast and spreading the misery to our friends further west. good afternoon ichlt s.e. cupp. this hour, the hardest hit spot beginning with the cleanup of the areas still bracing for more. it's a special edition of "the cycle," and here's the latest on what's happening right now. the president just wrap pd up a visit to red cross headquarters in washington where he praised early recovery efforts. we have new video from the national guard looking down to seaside heights, new jersey. clean could take weeks. >> we're talking months it to recover from this. >> the damage is clearly extennive and will not be repaired overnight. >> this is not going to be a short-term situation. this is a long-term recovery reconstruction effort, and that's how we need to think about it. >> i'm
MSNBC
Oct 27, 2012 7:00am EDT
some key swing states. how might hurricane sandy affect the election? >>> in office politics, america at a crossroads. we stand on what this election means, big picture, with some of our colleagues, the buzz from the msnbc newsroom. good morning, everyone. welcome to "weekends with alex witt" where you get to what's happening right now out there. we have this breaking news, sandy has been downgraded to a tropical storm overnight but the threat to the u.s. remains. five states as well as d.c., they are under state of emergency. people along the east coast are preparing for the worst. residents are bagging sand and boarding up buildings. out-of-state power crews are on call, ready to move in after the storm. sandy's powerful winds and flooding rains battered the bahamas and caribbean and at least 43 people have died as a result of this storm so far. most of the deaths occurred in haiti where officials fear even more fatalitiefatalities. nbc meteorologist dylan dryer is here with a look at the forecast track. good morning to you, dylan. >> good morning, alex. we are talking about this st
MSNBC
Oct 27, 2012 2:00pm EDT
nominee will instead travel to ohio. all this because of the impending impact of hurricane sandy. we of course are tracking sandy. progress up the east coast. nbc's meteorologist dylan drier in the msnbc studios in new york. ton trung in delaware. we just got the latest advisory from the hurricane center. what can you tell us. >> nothing has changed. this still indicates the storm is a category 1 hurricane and very far out to sea, but still just as huge as it has been. that's why we are still dealing with some potential for stronger wind gusts and decent rain along the coast of south carolina and north carolina. north eastern north carolina and south eastern south carolina will be almost a pivot point for this storm to rotate on. that's going to produce heavy torrential rain in that area. it is moving northeast right now. still sounds weird that this storm is ever going to take this turn to the northwest, but it is going to happen. it's going to happen especially early monday. sunday night into monday morning is when it takes that turn. look at the size of this storm. we are seeing clou
MSNBC
Oct 29, 2012 10:00pm EDT
. we continue our live coverage of sandy now classified as a post tropical cyclone by the national hurricane center. that doesn't mean the storm is any less dangerous. officials making that change only because sandy is now, quote, devoid of thunderstorms near the center. just after 8:00 p.m., hurricane sandy then, merging with what was once, two cold-weather systems made landfall in southern new jersey near atlantic city. sandy is still packing maximum wind gusts around 80 miles an hour and brought an historic storm surge with it. river flooding in lower manhattan has reached more than 13 feet and officials have now cut power to large parts of lower manhattan. in the west village of manhattan, a building partially collapsed amid the high winds. the top two floors completely exposed to the elements. as the storm approached, high winds caused a crane to collapse, 74 floors up a top a highrise in midtown manhattan. forecasters say the gusty winds that high at that time could have reached 95 miles an hour. in new jersey, much of atlantic city is now underwater. part of the city's histo
MSNBC
Oct 31, 2012 12:00pm EDT
struggles to get on its feet in the wake of hurricane sandy president obama will be in new jersey this hour to survey the wost of the damage alongside the state's governor chris christie. the deadly storm responsible for 59 deaths according to the app and 59 billion in damage, ripped up boardwalks and left 2 million without power. governor christie has take an prominent role in the disaster recovery but also been content to share the spotlight with the president. despite the fact that christie remains a surrogate for the romney campaign, his praise of the commander in chief storm response has been oversized and unsensored, downright christy-en. this display of bipartisan has created confusion on both sides of the aisle. in today's "new york times" maureen dowd writes that, quote -- white house officials seem a bit flummoxed by christie's bear hug. they speculate christie who always puts chris fi first has decided it's better for his presidential ambitions to be a maverick blue state governor with a democratic chief executive exiting in 2016 than to have president romney and tea party r
MSNBC
Oct 29, 2012 12:00pm EDT
invited us to speak? >> not yet. >> there are no rules for you, lawrence. >> hurricane sandy could be a spoiler down the stretch but which candidate will suffer the bigger punch? set to make landfall in the northeast eight hours from now, but high winds and heavy surf is hammering coastal states. governor romney has a packed campaign schedule holding an event in ohio and stumping in iowa and wisconsin later today. meanwhile, president obama is in a holding pattern, kangs ling events in ohio and florida to return to washington and monitor the storm. the white house canceled the president's trip to wisconsin scheduled for tomorrow. but while voters won't see him on the trail they will see him in the role of commander in chief including later this hour when he delivers a statement on the hurricane from the white house. and perhaps voters will be wondering how a president romney might handle the very same situation. one indication comes from a primary debate in june of last year, when governor romney made the case for shutting down fema and passing the responsibility on to the states. >>
MSNBC
Nov 2, 2012 10:00pm EDT
impact of hurricane sandy. >> this was a large storm. >> the secretary of homeland security. >> roughly the size of europe. >> the federal government will not quit until this is done. >> thank you fema fema is about to run out with money. >> 88 hours in ohio. >> president obama on the ground in ohio vernlg the center of the political universe right now. >> right here in ohio. >> you know that i'll fight for you and your families. >> it is all about ohio. >> do you want more of the same or do you want real change? >> and governor romney will be in aetna, ohio. >> this is about eric mac. >> the salesman versus the storm. >> we're going to win on tuesday night. >> all the battlegrounds look winnable for the president. >> we're really down to the last seven states. >> it is still all about the economy. >> we've made real progress. >> you've got this jobs report, the unemployment report. >> definitely a strong jobs report. >> stronger than expected. >> that's good. >> unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. >> he is about as hollow as the tin man. >> if w
MSNBC
Oct 31, 2012 10:00am EDT
. >> susan, let's talk about the polls. gallup daily tracking poll is suspended because of sandy. but we did see a national poll that showed obama up by one, more significantly in the battleground states but some of the numbers are tightening. the gap is closing but does obama still have enough of a lead. would he still be considered when you look at all these polls in aggregate the one to be favored? >> i think if you look at the whole set of swing states, polls that president obama seems to have the small advantage, even though mitt romney is ahead by a tick in most of the national polls, that raises the prospect of a split decision. president obama winning the electoral college and mitt romney winning the popular vote. i think the aftermath of hurricane sandy makes that more likely because it's likely to depress turnout in the safety democratic seats in the northeast. that doesn't affect the electoral college. places like new york and new jersey are still going to vote democratic but it could have an impact on this prospect that for the second time since 2000, we would have a disparit
MSNBC
Oct 29, 2012 5:00am EDT
sandy and of course the election. that's all for today, we'll be back next week for our special election week brdcast live from nbc's democracy plaza in new york because if it's sunday, it's "meet the press." >>> developing right now on "first look." complete details moments away. >>> the storm is drastically changing president obama and mitt romney's campaign plans with eight days before america votes. >>> the san francisco giants are world series champions. i'm veronica de la cruz. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> this is d-day with hurricane sandy. waves are growing ever more om nis and the threat of storm surges from 4 to 11 feet high. this is the scene about 100 miles north of boston. hundreds of thousands have been told to evacuate in coastal a areas all the way into new england. the storm claimed 65 lives in the caribbean and has the potential to paralyze new york and other big cities. early this morning president obama has signed emergency declarations for connecticut, pennsylvania and rhode island, clearing the way for help from fema. let's get right to bill karins who has the
MSNBC
Nov 1, 2012 12:00am EDT
the whole state of new jersey, the state hardest hit by hurricane sandy. they will be moving halloween to monday, monday, november 5th, in order to protect new jersey's young trick-or-treaters from floodwaters and live wires and downed trees. these crews were fixing fallen power lines in toms river, new jersey, today. nearly 2 million households in new jersey are still without electricity today, day three. for reference in terms of how much of the country that means, even if there were only one person in each of the new jersey households without power, which isn't true, even if it was just one, the number of households without power in new jersey means there are more people in day three than the population of each of these states that is marked on the map this is a huge number of americans we are talking about here. and this is not over. this is not something that is done. it is not past tense. widespread flooding is still present. and the national guard today bringing food and supplies to hoboken, new jersey. he talked about hoboken on last night's show, the dire situation t
MSNBC
Oct 31, 2012 5:00am EDT
jersey to survey the jaw dropping devastation inflicted by sandy. >>> thousands remain stranded in hoboken. millions will remain without power for much of the week as the massive rebuilding and cleanup gets underway and all of this when millions of americans are getting ready to vote. certainly not a time for tricks and treats on this halloween wednesday. i'm lynn berry. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> 46 people have now been killed in the disastrous wrath of hurricane sandy and many more remain trapped. the storm could wind up costing $50 billion in property damage and lost business. these are the newest images coming in to us from the height of the storm on monday night. surveillance video shows water filling the tunnel used by amtrak and commuter trains that go under new york's east river, but the damage along the jersey shore is something we have never seen before. these are ariel photos you can see. most of the six people killed in that state died on long beach island and a neighboring barrier island. governor chris christie calls the devastation unthinkable. tuesday he tri
MSNBC
Nov 2, 2012 7:00pm EDT
republicans, i work with governor christie in new jersey on sandy. i tried to work with him on the budget. i tried to work with him on health care. and what they say is we'll work with the democrats if you put us in charge. now, that's the message, and you just have to decide whether you think that's a good message. >> there's bill out there. getting all the attention, but it's great. >> he's very popular in florida. i'll tell what you else, bloomberg, he might as well also be the mayor of broward county. there are so many new yorkers who are dual residents. >> they still read "the new york post" because they think it's liberal. >> they still read "the new york post." florida has 22% independents, people who listen to bloomberg and clinton, and that fema thing i think is also going to hurt romney. >> when she was declared the victor, it was over. >> florida may be too far a bridge for barack obama, but by putting bill clinton and all the things you mentioned, it means the romney campaign has to pay attention to it. >> let's talk about "the washington post" editorial today because i
MSNBC
Nov 1, 2012 12:00pm EDT
deal with hurricane sandy. obama's traveling to las vegas and then on to colorado. governor romney, meanwhile, is in virginia today, after several days of softened language and tempered criticism. today, romney decided he was done playing mr. nice guy. >> the president's proposal in a setting like this is to continue on the same road. he -- he has the campaign slogan which is forward. i saw the signs out front. forward. i think forewarned is a better word. >> meanwhile, much of the eastern seaboard from new jersey to connecticut remains a disaster area as the cleanup continues after hurricane sandy. according to the a.p., the storm is responsible for the deaths of at least 74 people. 4.5 million residents still without power. and adding to the frustration, gasoline is becoming an increasingly precious commodity in some area. traffic has become so bad, in new york city, mayor michael bloomberg mandated any commuter car entering the city must have at least three people in it. president obama and governor romney's renewed campaign come as the latest polls show president obama lead big
MSNBC
Nov 2, 2012 1:00pm EDT
, the race had settled to where it was up until hurricane sandy. i point to the "washington post"/abc news, doing tracking polls every day about a week and a half now, the last two rolling tracks we've asked about president obama's job performance on sandy, 78% two days ago said excellent or good, 79% said excellent or good. yesterday. when you're dealing with the margins here, it can't hurt. i think the fact that the president got to be the president, kind of be bipartisan, to go up, look at things, that role, remember the people haven't decided yet, aren't partisans on either side. they tend to be independent on affiliated -- unaffiliated voters. who don't like that partisanship. for him to be with chris christie looking like they were working together for the good of the people in new jersey and new york, that accrues to his broad benefit. do i know how many people say i saw president obama during hurricane sandy and i'm voting for him, no, but i think this last week has helped him burnish that image of a guy who is presidential willing to work across the aisle. mitt romney can't d
MSNBC
Nov 1, 2012 10:00am EDT
since hurricane sandy hit. mitt romney has an event starting any minute now in roanoke, virginia. and we'll wait to see today's tone on the campaign trail, but it's been noticeably softer from romney since the storm. now, we continue to see absolutely devastating pictures from sandy. 74 people are now dead. 5 million still without power. this morning, president obama was briefed again on the situation by fema officials. yesterday, he spent four hours touring the damage and meeting with people in new jersey. in an emotional moment, a marina owner came to him in tears. he promised her she's going to get the help she needs. >> we are with here for you. and we will not forget. we will follow up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you've rebuilt. >> well, it's unprecedented timing. this is all happening just five days before the election. the latest round of nbc news wall street journal polls show the president leading in iowa, wisconsin, and new hampshire. but it is still very close. let me bring in washington post columnist dana millbank and molly ball. good mornin
MSNBC
Oct 31, 2012 8:00pm EDT
new jersey today, to get a closer look at the damage from hurricane sandy. he was greeted by governor chris christie. and the two men just continued to work on this partnership that they got going when it comes to recovering from this storm. in fact, they've been doing it before the storm hit. now, these were the sites the president saw as he flew over the jersey coastline. image after image of flooded homes, destroyed boardwalks, and washed out roads dominated the president's trip. on the ground, president obama and governor christie visited relief shelters throughout the area. the governor offered this assessment of the president to storm victims. he means what he says. it's important that he is here. christie had more praise later on. >> we spent a significant afternoon together, surveying the damage up and down the new jersey coastline. we were on marine one together, to be able to show the president that personally, had an opportunity to see it and discuss it at length, and going over to the shelter here, being able to meet with folks and see the president and his concer
MSNBC
Oct 30, 2012 2:00am EDT
coverage of superstorm sandy. we'll be live throughout the night and have reporters all across the region and msnbc meteorologist bill karins is on hand with us in new york. a quarter of a million of people without power are right here on the island of manhattan. and an emergency plan -- an emergency developed at new york university hospital on the east side of the city when that facility lost power forcing the evacuation of hundreds of patients just as the storm was at its most severe. rehema ellis is there covering it for the last several hours. what's the latest? >> reporter: chris, i can tell you it's an eerie scene where you go up to a hospital and there's just row after row of emergency vehicles of ambulances, they're not there dropping patients off for care, but they have lined up to pick up patients. more than 215 patients and transport them, evacuate them from the hospital to another facility. transporting them because as you say, they have lost power in this area. new york city's mayor michael bloomberg talked about there are massive power outages and flooding in the area. you c
MSNBC
Nov 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
hurricane sandy, one of the worst storms ever to hit this country. the death toll now stands at 94. there are still 4.6 million homes and businesses without power. and the new estimate for economic damage to say nothing of all the property damage is $50 billion. "the new york times" reporting the storm could shave half a percentage point off the country's gdp. for most of the northeast, it's now a recovery mission. and yesterday california military planes were loaded with utility vehicles ready to be shipped into new york. an army of some 50,000 utility workers from across the country, even canada, being deployed to the region to help in the massive project to restore power which will take weeks. three navy warships are anchored off the northeast coast to help with the relief effort. in new jersey, military trucks are being deployed to operate as polling places on election day in the hardest-hit communities still remain without power. now, the good news does trickle out slowly. today amtrak will begin offering limited service between new york city and boston. and new jersey transit
MSNBC
Oct 27, 2012 4:00pm EDT
, though, the very latest on hurricane sandy. we'll get to the hurricane in just a moment, though. let's go to the political headlines. we'll come back to hurricane sandy in just a few moments. both campaigns in a battleground blitz of sorts ahead of the last full week of campaigning. three major events this hour. governor romney expected to speak at his second event of the day here in florida. this time in kissimmee, florida. he is also rescheduling three stops that he had in virginia. those stops are planned for tomorrow. he is rescheduling them ahead of hurricane sandy. he will be campaigning in ohio instead. meanwhile, a rapid response from the governor's campaign after the president describing his opponent's economic plan like this during a stop in new hampshire this afternoon -- >> folks at the very top get to play by a different set of rules than you do. they get to pay lower tax rates, outsource jobs. they want to let wall street run wild, make reckless bets with other folks' money. >> the romney campaign responded saying, quote, today's desperate attacks are laughable com
MSNBC
Nov 4, 2012 3:00pm EST
nearly $23 million for sandy victims. under the boardwalk ♪ down by the sea yeah ♪ on a blanket with my baby ♪ is where i'll be >>> good day, i'm andrea mitchell, live at nbc's democracy plaza here in new york where we're going to bring you nonstop coverage of decision 2012. with only two days to go before the election, we have the latest results from the final nbc news/"wall street journal" poll. object the east coast, eleion officials racing against the clock to get polling locations up and running despite the storm. while storm-ravaged communities are still waiting for power to come on. and debris to be cleared. >>> 30 to 40,000 people here in new york city alone remain without power in their homes in sandy's wake. at a briefing this morning, new york city's mayor, michael bloomberg, warned that election officials are facing tough obstacles. >>> this is a suspect that is not run by the state or by the city. and they have real problems and we've got to make sure that everybody can vote. it's not going to be easy, but we'll both work hard on that. >>> and in battered new jers
MSNBC
Oct 29, 2012 6:00am EDT
"time" senior political analyst, mark halperin. we'll get right to the latest on hurricane sandy. flights are canceled. subways are shut down and millions of people are bracing for an historic storm up and down the eastern seaboard. high winds and rains are beginning to hit places like ocean city, maryland. hurricane sandy will drench areas from north carolina to new england and behind the initial impact, what could be a devastating storm surge. let's go straight to meteorologist bill karins with the very latest on where the hurricane's at. bill. >> good morning to you, mika. and this storm is on schedule, nothing has changed. if anything, it's a little stronger than what we thought it would be at this point. and it's going to be moving on shore within the next 12 to 18 hours. this will be a 24-hour period for areas from the northern mid-atlantic, washington, d.c., all the way through boston that a lot of us will never forget during our lives as you hear the winds howl later today. the storm to this point has been paralleling the coast from florida to north carolina. that changes
MSNBC
Nov 1, 2012 1:00am EDT
assess the damage and begin the cleanup from hurricane sandy. president obama traveled to new jersey today, the state hardest hit by the massive storm to meet with hurricane victims and state officials led by republican governor chris christie. the two men toured southern new jersey on the ground and from the air over flooded streets, flattened houses and piers washed out to sea. reporters did not accompany the president and governor christie as they flew on marine one, the president's helicopter. governor christie, who had been spending most of his days prior to the storm attacking the president on the campaign trail, today thanked him. >> i want to thank the president. we spent a significant afternoon together surveying the damage up and down the new jersey coastline. we have lots of challenges. our challenge now is to get back to normalcy. and i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state and for the people of our state, who suffered some loss. luckily, we haven't suffered that much loss of life. and we thank god for that. this is the wo
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Oct 30, 2012 9:00pm EDT
next. over the course of 24 hours, look at that. as sandy battered the eastern sea board 6 million customers were left in pitch black. the swath of the eastern united states totally blacked out over the course of one day. and at this hour, more than 6 million electricity customers remain without power in the east. when they say this is the largest storm to have ever hit the east coast of the united states, the word largest in that phrase actually just means the physical area that is covered by this storm, which you can see in the fact we had outages from virginia to maine. but in terms of the direct hit of this storm, part of what makes this a storm of national significance is that when it came ashore, it hit the most populated place in our country. it's not just new york media dismor fee ya. this is the most densely p populated area. new jersey's population is greater than the population of maine, new hampshire, montana, nebraska, north dakota, south dakota, and wyoming combined. all in a state that's significantly smaller than even just new hampshire alone. the new york metro are
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Nov 4, 2012 12:00am EDT
obama in front of 66 million people and began to benefit from momentum. and then hurricane sandy hit. on tuesday romney will try to unseat an incumbent president, he's trying to knock a party out of power after just one term. while the president is targeting each part of his coalition with a handful of small arguments, romney is counting on winning the large one. >> he made a lot of promises, but those promises he couldn't keep. and the difference between us, he made promises he couldn't keep, i'm making promises i have kept and i will keep them for the american people. >> so where does that leave us? the two campaigns believe passionately in two different realities. the president obama campaign believes the countries demographics have changed the electorate in your favor. the romney campaign believes you have the momentum to swing over. it's possible we are headed for a 50/50 split. it all comes down to nine states or seven or five? whatever the result. polarization is hardening. the house has changed hands three times in the last two decades. two of those times have been in the las
MSNBC
Nov 4, 2012 3:00am EST
hanging with katy perry and the latest on how hurricane sandy is affecting early voting in ohio. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> we know what change looks like. >> three days and the obama campaign is pumped. the romney campaign is still playing with shiny objects. >> did you see what president obama said today? he asked his supporters to vote for revenge. >> alex wagner and michael steel on a huge day on the campaign trail. >>> early voting rages on in ohio. state senator nina turner has the latest as the righties continue to delewd themselves about the buckeye state. >> mitt romney will win ohio and he's going to win ohio easily. >> i think ohio is going to be a squeaker, maybe 80, 110,000 vote margin but i think the republicans are likely to take it. >> bob strom is here and he'll set the record straight. >> an bill clinton continues to slam the door on romney in the state of virginia. >> if you really believe we're all in this together, re-elect president obama. >> as katy perry lights up the badger state. >>> good to have you with us tonight. with just about 50 hours un
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Nov 1, 2012 5:00am EDT
the effects of sandy, mitt romney continues to campaign in battleground states. we have new poll numbers. brian williams goes home to battered point pleasant beach, new jersey. good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry, this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> let's start with the latest on sandy. 74 people in the u.s. are dead as a result of sandy. millions remain without power and recovery isn't coming nearly fast enough. new jersey is just one of the places there are major gasoline shortages. people are walking up with canisters trying to get fuel. further down the coast, take a look at these cars. they're all lined up for blocks if not miles. some people waited more than an hour for their chance to fill up. there is another big oil problem, it's a massive fuel leak at a tank facility. more than 300,000 gallons of diesel crude spilled into the water separating new jersey from staten island. containment boons are keeping the oil where it is. let's go to connecticut where these intense images are three mansions being burned to the ground as wind gusts fueled the flames. firefighters coul
MSNBC
Oct 30, 2012 6:00pm EDT
the devastating impact of hurricane sandy. 39 deaths are blamed on the storm and large parts of new jersey are still flooded. on the jersey shore, a roller coaster is now literally in the ocean. in new york city, scenes of devastation after a huge fire destroyed as many as 100 homes. and in midtown manhattan, officials are still trying to secure that crane dangling 74 stories above the streets after partially collapsing in high winds. but we begin with storm politics. with just seven days to go, the presidential race may hinge on how candidates respond to the storm. if they seem presidential or irrelevant. this october surprise has revealed a surprising new alliance. obama/christie. that's right. just listen to how the new jersey governor, a top romney surroga surrogate, heeds praise on president obama. >> the president called me. i appreciate that call from the president. it was very proactive and i appreciate that type of leadership. the president is great. i spoke to him three times yesterday pep called me for the last time at midnight last night. asked me what i needed. i said i
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Oct 29, 2012 6:00pm EDT
in. hurricane sandy is a powerful, historic storm, now barrelling towards landfall on the south jersey coast. the storm now has top winds of 90 miles per hour. bringing dangerous rain and flooding along the east coast. right now, new york city, a construction crane has partially collapsed on top of a high rise building. it is dangling 80 stories above the mid-town streets. we'll go live to the scene where the streets have been cleared and nearby building have been evacuated. at this hour, the storm is threatening 50 million people from washington, d.c., to martha's vineyard in massachusetts. subways and trains are shut down in many, many cities, including new york and boston. airlines canceled more than 7,000 domestic and international flights today and tomorrow, stranding 15 million people. both candidates suspended their campaign events. we've got it covered from all angles with reporters in key locations and our meteorologist in the studio. first, let's go live to that dangerous, damaged crane in midtown manhattan. it's dangling over the streets of midtown manhattan. nbc's rh
MSNBC
Oct 29, 2012 2:00am EDT
>>> i'm veronica de la cruz. we're keeping a close eye on hurricane sandy. it's making its presence known along the eastern seaboard. it has a long way to go before it's gone. the center of the storm is expected to be along the mid-atlantic coast. outages are expected to impact hls of residents on the east coast. airlines have already canceled thousands of flights with more expected. let's bring in meteorologist bill karins with the latest on the track of the storm. >> the hurricane center just gave us their brand new 2:00 a.m. advisory. keeping it a hurricane. 75 mile per hour winds. the storm is no longer heading to the east. it's heading due north and is starting to take that hook back to the left. taking it towards new jersey, new york city and southern new england. a heavy band of rain remains along the coast much as we go throughout the morning hours, the heavy rain will spread further inland to the washington, d.c., baltimore area and eventually towards new york city and philadelphia. winds are still in the 30 to 40 miles per hour range along the coast, not bad inland. many p
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Nov 4, 2012 7:00am EST
sandy. i tried to work with him on the budget. i tried to work with him on health care. and what they say is we'll work with the democrats if you put us in charge. now, that's the message, and you just have to decide whether you think that's a good message. >> there's bill out there. getting all the attention, but it's great. >> he's very popular in florida. i'll tell what you else, bloomberg, he might as well also be the mayor of broward county. there are so many new yorkers who are dual residents. >> they still read "the new york post" because they think it's liberal. >> they still read "the new york post." florida has 22% independents, people who listen to bloomberg and clinton, and that fema thing i think is also going to hurt romney. >> when she was declared the victor, it was over. >> florida may be too far a bridge for barack obama, but by putting bill clinton and all the things you mentioned, it means the romney campaign has to pay attention to it. >> let's talk about "the washington post" editorial today because it gets to the question of fouling. of breaking the rules a
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Nov 2, 2012 2:00pm EDT
northeast with sandy. when we started with a big calendar ticking down the job reports and the one right before the election, there was some analysis this would be big. it's not. >> one thing that's sort of odd and interesting about this is the three states with the worst unemployment levels, california, nevada and new jersey are solidly democratic. the whole republican argument that this administration has made things worse clearly is not working in those states where things are, in fact, the worst. in other states like nebraska, kansas, north dakota where there's extremely low employment because of shale gas and agriculture, republicans are winning. it's an interesting dynamic in the election in that respect. the real challenge for any new administrati administration, whether it's president obama or governor romney, is we treat it as a national problem and we have huge varieties between states and education levels and gender. >> let's talk about the psyc psychology of it. are people looking at the numbers and measures how they feel? whatever the case, they're measures how they feel at
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Nov 2, 2012 4:00pm EDT
aggressive. >> is it wrong for one man to love another man? >> sandy could wind up being the october surprise. >> before obama got into the smithsonian couldn't mention global warming. heat, melting ice was just a theory. >> governor romney says he believes in climate change but he's not sure manmade changes are the reason. >> president obama promised to slow the rise of the oceans. >> i believe scientists. >> it was a monster storm. >> you can go even further and send it back to the private sector, that's even better. >> michael brown, in charge of fema, is criticizing president obama. >> brownie, you're doing a heck of a job. >> brown would have said more but he was busy responding to katrina. >> garbage, crap, and nonsense. >> you're watching fox. you're hearing about a state department, the cia does nothing. >> you are misleading the american people. >> at least we don't live in swing state hell. >> jeep, now owned by the italians, is thinking of moving all production to china. >> the biggest load of bull in the world. >> why do you say these things, mi romney? >> joe biden is us
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Nov 2, 2012 5:00am EDT
sandy while help continues to pour from in the military, red cross, and also springsteen, bon jovi, and many others. >>> obama, romney, and countless political candidates across the nation present their final arguments on why you should vote for them this final weekend before election day. >>> plus, new details of what really happened during the 9/11 benghazi terror attacks. good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> good morning, everyone. it has been a horrific week for the northeast. mid-atlantic states continue to unfold. 94 people confirmed dead in the u.s. from sandy. more than 4.5 million still don't have power. that's down from a high of about 8 million. some of the biggest cries for help are coming from new york's staten island where the superstorm has claimed at least 19 lives. among them, two little boys, brothers, a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old. their bodice weies were found i marsh on thursday. their mother's suv was washed out when rising waters engulfed their vehicle. people living on the island told nbc's ann curry support has been far
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Oct 29, 2012 8:00pm EDT
" from new york tonight. sandy, nice name, lousy storm. it's hitting the east coast as i speak. we'll have live updates of the storm as it makes landfall. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> this is going to be a big storm. it's going to be a difficult storm. the great thing about america is when we go through tough times, we all pull together. >> 60 million people in 12 states brace for 800 miles of hurricane sandy. >> i am not worried at this point about the impact on the election. i'm worried about the impact on families. >> the campaigns have been suspended. entire cities shut down and the worst is yet to come. >> water is up over the street. >> the wind gusts are getting more and more frequent and much stronger. >> the fear is it's going to be worse than irene. >> tonight full reports from up and down the east coast. >> it's only a matter of time as this system gets closer. >> governor martin o'malley over the battering in baltimore. and ted strickland on what the storm means for the political storm in ohio. >>> good to have you with us tonight, folks. sandy is ex
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Oct 29, 2012 11:00am EDT
in the battleground state of ohio yesterday offering these words for those in sandy's way. >> i think that right now some people in the country are a little nervous about a storm about to hit the coast, and our thoughts and prayers are with the people that find themselves in harm's way. >> what remains to be seen is how this october surprise will impact an election that is now just eight days away with early voting already under way. we want to get straight to the latest update, and for that nbc news meteorologist dillon drier joins me with a look. not much has changed? >> that's unfortunate. it is still a strong category 1 hurricane at this time, and even if it changes into something post-tropical as it makes its way towards the new jersey coastline, this is a strange hybrid between a once tropical system, a hurricane right now, and then transforming and taking on more of the characteristics of a nor'easter. this makes this an unprecedented type of storm. it starts as a hurricane and developing into this nor'easter. right now we still see it south-southeast of new york city by more t
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Oct 31, 2012 5:30am EDT
millions of victims of hurricane sandy and the northeast will need a lot of that help and soon. the historic storm carved a trail of destruction whose magnitude was stunning as the sun came up on stus. sandy now as you can see in this radar moving up toward canada. this morning the associated press reports the storm has killed at least 50 people. there are more than 8.2 million households still without power across 17 states and many of those outages could well last beyond election day. when damage to property and the economy, the total impact expected to reach a staggering $50 billion. at this hour, another flooding crisis straight across the river here in manhattan in hoboken, noounlg, where the national guard arrived late last night to help evacuate residents. the storm surge from sandy covered most of the southern part of that town with water trapping residents in their homes and leaving most without power. hoboken's mayor spoke last night on the massive extent of the damage. >> we still have severe flooding in the city of hoboken, probably half our city is flooded. we have abou
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